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Date:  5-25-2013
Number of Hours:  2.20
Manual Reference:  p 8-2
Brief Description:  F-705 Bulkhead

After drilling one of each pair of seat belt anchors, the instructions have you clamp a 3/16 shim between the pair to align them before match drilling the second of the pair. My bright idea was to use a piece of scrap 3/16" aluminum left over from lightening the control stick mounts. It turns out that this angle is about 0.01 thicker than 3/16, and anal me wouldn't let that slide. I had already spent an inordinate amount of time trying to thin that scrap of aluminum when in dawned on me to clamp a 3/16" drill bit at the base, and 3/16" worth of washers at the seat belt fitting attach hole. Voila! One pair down, three to go. Then they'll have to be trimmed to clear the seat ribs...
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Seat belt anchors shimmed, aligned, and clamped to each other.

Seat belt anchors shimmed, aligned, and clamped to each other.

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Seat belt anchor pair bolted, squared, and clamped to the bulkhead for match drilling.

Seat belt anchor pair bolted, squared, and clamped to the bulkhead for match drilling.

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